Special Session 3

Special Session 32023-05-10T13:33:16+00:00

Dependable wireless communication systems and deterministic 6G communication

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 16:00-17:30, Room G3

Session Chair:
  • Raheeb Muzaffar (Silicon Austria Labs, AT)
  • Dhruvin Patel (Ericsson, SE)
  • James Gross (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE)
  • Joachim Sachs (Ericsson, SE)

The digital transformation of future industrial systems is fostered by the optimization of manufacturing processes through intelligently networked infrastructures to increase productivity. The development towards Industry 5.0 has been initiated that emphasizes sustainability, resilience, and a human-centric approach. The digitization of the physical processes together with the advancements in the cloud and edge computing, artificial intelligence, and robotics, opens new dimensions in revolutionizing these processes. Furthermore, digital twinning of the physical entities enable support for engineering, maintenance, reconfiguration, and recycling of industrial automation systems. These developments are expected to converge towards a cyber-physical continuum, between the connected physical world of senses, actions, experiences, and their programmable digital representations. The cyber-physical continuum spans across several application areas such as Industry 5.0 use cases, wearable robotics or exoskeletons, and extended reality (XR) that demand stringent deterministic communication requirements. These requirements necessitate a new type of deterministic communication behavior from an “end-to-end” (E2E) perspective that enables support from the sensors through the cyber-physical representation to the actuators. The emerging requirements from 6G envisioned use cases mean that the future 6G technology must ensure E2E deterministic communication flows across multiple heterogeneous domains including wired and wireless communication infrastructure as well as across the applications hosted in the cloud. The aim of this special session is to discuss the developments of deterministic communication from OPC UA, DetNet, IEEE 802.1 time-sensitive networking, and 3GPP time-sensitive communication and how DETERMINISTIC6G envisions them to be streamlined as a secure integrate deterministic communication solution.


The session consists in total of 5 presentations, of which one is an invited presentation and the other 4 are paper presentations. For the latter 4 presentation papers are requested to be submitted by the submission deadline on April 14.

The session is organized by the DETERMINISTIC6G project. Two of the solicited papers will come from the DETERMINISTIC6G project consortium, and two further papers will come from other research groups working with related topics:

  • Invited talk: “6G for critical use cases – learnings in Hexa-X /Hexa-X-II”, Patrik Rugeland (technical manager in Hexa-X-II and former technical manager in Hexa-X)
  • James Gross, et al. “Challenges and directions for Deterministic Communication in 6G”
  • Fabian Kurtz, Andreas Nota, Stefan Böcker, Selma Saidi and Christian Wietfeld, “Open Platform for enabling context-aware latency guarantees and their continuous monitoring”
  • Petar Popovski, et al. – “Randomized Control of Wireless Temporal Coherence via Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface”
  • Raheeb Muzaffar, “Time synchronization for deterministic communication”
As contingency, two more paper candidates have been identified. It has been confirmed that those papers could be submitted on short notice, in case that one of the confirmed papers above would not be received, so that the execution of the special session is guaranteed.
  • Joachim Sachs, “Evolving wireless communication for deterministic 6G communication”
  • Gourav Prateek Sharma, “Data-driven latency characterization for deterministic communication”
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